6.9 on the Richter Scale

  |  Book Tickets: 16/08/2018
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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6.9 pe Scara Richter A humble Romanian actor in his 40’s, hardly surviving between a complicated part in a musical, a depressed and pathologically jealous wife, obsessed with an imminent, devastating earthquake, becomes the willing victim of his manipulative father who appears in his life for the very first time. A comedy which is “partly realistic, partly unrealistic” according to writer-director Nae Caranfil, ‘6.9 on the Richter Scale’ is the story of a young theatre actor who has a hard time balancing his complicated part in a musical comedy, a jealous wife bordering on depression, and the obsession with a great and devastating earthquake, announced as imminent by all the experts. But the true “earthquake” for him turns out to be the unexpected reappearance of his own father after decades of absence. Manipulative and amoral, he takes over his son’s world, turning his whole existence upside down. His leading role in Orpheus in the Underworld perfectly mirrors his chaotic life on the verge of collapsing. The parallel, musical world turns his apocalyptic thoughts into an explosion of sheer vitality. One of the rare box-office successes in the recent Romanian cinema, the movie has it all: uplifting storyline (boy finally realizes that he loves girl), inspired directing, a plethora of diverse characters, and a talented cast - with a plus for Lurentiu Branescu's singing. (Subtitles) 2017 Romania Nae Caranfil 117m